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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Stellaria||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Stellaria crispa Cham. & Schltdl.
Habit: Perennial herb, prostrate to trailing, 10--40 cm, generally glabrous; rhizome white. Stem: internodes rarely with scattered, wavy hairs. Leaf: +- evenly spaced; blade 8--20 mm, +- ovate; margin +- not papillate, +- wavy, shiny, glabrous. Inflorescence: flowers 1 in axils; pedicels ascending, in fruit spreading to recurved. Flower: sepals generally 5, 2.5--4 mm, lanceolate, acute to acuminate, glabrous, margin scarious, ribs in fruit 3; petals generally 0. Seed: 0.8--1 mm, red-brown, tubercles low, elongate. Chromosomes: 2n=26,52.
Ecology: Shaded, damp areas; Elevation: < 1700 m. Bioregional Distribution: NCo, KR, CaRH, n SNH, CCo; Distribution Outside California: to Alaska, Montana. Flowering Time: Summer
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Stellaria calycantha
Next taxon: Stellaria graminea
Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler 2016. Stellaria crispa, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=45474, accessed on July 24, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on July 24, 2016.